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The CCG work across Bristol to improve healthcare provision, involve patients and provide the best services for the health and wellbeing of the community.

These are just some of the highlights of the work we have been doing to make a difference to everyone’s health.

1. Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service

A Dementia Wellbeing Service to support the estimated 4,500 people living with the condition in Bristol was launched in June 2015, as part of the city’s Mental Health strategy.

It is commissioned by Bristol CCG and is being delivered by Alzheimer’s Society and Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

This service has been designed to provide a personalised package of care, to provide long term support to support tailored to the individual and extensive support for those with the most complex and challenging needs.

It includes continuous, one-to-one support local to where someone lives and the creation of a personalised wellbeing plan.

Dementia wellbeing service

2. Seeking your views on our children’s and young people’s health services

In September 2015 we launched a major consultation to find out what young people, their parents and professionals involved in their care, thought of the community health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire; and what they would like to see in the future.

At the centre of the consultation was an innovative and unique website, one of the most original and user friendly approaches to be used in an NHS consultation.

It featured a range of animations, caricatures and different response mechanisms and was designed with the full involvement of children and young people.

Over 350 people have responded, which will help us shape the design of services from 2017 onwards.

Your Healthy Future

3. An app to help you find a local service

It is really important that people know exactly where to go for the right treatment, particularly over the busy winter months.

In 2015, we launched a smartphone app. The app uses GPS mapping to find someone’s location and shows their closest pharmacy, GP practice, walk-in service or hospital, as well as providing information on NHS 111, self-care and social care.

The Bristol Service Finder App can be downloaded from Google Play for Android phones and from the iPhone App Store or iTunes for iPhones, using the search term 'NHS Bristol Service Finder'.

Download our app

4. Discharge to Assess

In December 2015, the CCG, local community service providers and Bristol City Council launched the Discharge to Assess service allowing patients to return home sooner after a stay in hospital.

Typically, routine assessments for people’s care and support needs are carried out in hospital, before they can be discharged.

The Discharge to Assess service supports patients to be discharged home, or to a rehab facility or community hospital, as soon as they no longer need acute hospital care.

There they will be assessed for the support and care they need by community teams made up of social workers, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

This is good for patients who we know recover much better in familiar surroundings, and also good for the wider health system because it frees up precious acute beds for unwell people who need specialist hospital care.